Stephanie Carter, President and Co-Founder

Our Story

When we first founded Wallaroo in 1999, I was inspired by visits to my husband’s family in Australia, where the threat of skin cancer has long been understood. Back in my home state of Colorado, so much of our life was spent outdoors, yet the trend toward daily SPF and UPF clothing had yet to take hold. Our vision was to create functional, fashionable hats that are comfortable, packable, and effortless to wear—and to bring on all your travels. More than two decades later, we’re still innovating in our field by developing custom fabrics and everyday designs that make sun protection even more stylish.

Woman posing in Buddhist garden with a Wallaroo Charlie sun hat on, featuring a UPF 50+ rating
Certified B Corporation

Meeting the highest standards of social and environmental impact

We believe that we can more powerfully change the world for the better when our efforts are combined with those of like-minded companies. In 2014, Wallaroo Hat Company proudly joined a growing global community of 2,100 companies to become a Certified B Corporation®.

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Man in hammock wearing the Wallaroo Outback fedora sun hat, featuring a UPF 50+ rating

Skin Cancer Education and Prevention

Our mission all along has been to help eliminate the threat of skin cancer through information and prevention. As a leader in the sun-protective hat industry, Wallaroo and Carkella take this health threat very seriously. Our hats are tested and rated according to the UV radiation blocking capabilities of materials used in the construction of each hat. We advise our customers to read the product description to determine if the UPF rating of the hat suits your individual sun protection needs. 

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Stephanie, Wallaroo's Founder, reviewing photos at a photoshoot on the beach

Our Team

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing team. We take pride in creating an environment where our employees feel vested in their jobs and are happy to come to work each day. During the course of each year, Wallaroo holds several team-building activities that support causes we feel passionate about. These experiences allow our employees to bond together, as well as witness the direct impact that Wallaroo and Carkella have on the community – often while interacting with our loyal customers.

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